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to sue hall about that. >>> more news. bbc says rebecca brooks will testify tomorrow in front of a committee examining the phone hacking scandal. lawmakers are expected to grill rupert murdoch. it has led to another resignation and arrest. london's police chief quit yesterday what was linked to the news of the world editor that was arrested in the scandal. brooks was arrested and realized on bail after 12 hours in police custody. >> there is no way where reporter can come in page 1 story, how did you get that story? >> brooks is to be arrested into murdoch's papers. they are accused of hacking cellphones of 4,000 people in search of scoops. >> they are riding in a grandparents car this than when they are riding with their parents they are safest. they are 50% less likely to be injured if the grand parents are driving. the study looked at insurance claims in crashes in 13 states. researchers believe older drivers may drive more cautiously when parents do when the grandchildren are board. >> coming up the bridge closure that could produce a bay area version of carmegeddon. an in
: andndhere is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago, she was at the apex of power, running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. today, she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003 when much of the alleged criminal activity took place. she has insisted she knew nothing about it. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious page-one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how did you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: those are some of the questions that are certain to be asked on tuesday, when brooks, her boss rupert murdoch and james murdoch, his son and heir, are scheduled to appear before a committee of the british parliament. now that brooks has been arrested, though, it's not clear that she will appear and if she does, that she will say anything. >> remember, this will be the first time on tuesday that people -- senior level
. there is breaking news to report in london. the bbc has learned that rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch's top lieutenant in the uk has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. earlier she resigned from her position as chief executive of news international. in the wake of the scandal rocking the murdoch empire. much more on this developing story later in the program. >>> casey anthony is a free woman this morning. she walked out of jail just after midnight, 12 days after she was acquitted of the murder of her daughter, caylee. anthony is met by jeering crowds and spirited off to parts unknown. and in tripoli, libya is rocked by explosions after a heavy round of nato bombing. it's been four months since nato launched attacks to force moammar gadhafi from power, still, he hangs on, defined as ever, still refusing to surrender. while earlier this week, the u.s. government recognized the group as libya's government. first we turn to the drama that has washington tied in knots, the battle raising the debt ceiling. no white house meeting that the president and congressional republicans retreated to their resp
of reports of his violence, allegedly holding up a knife to brooke mueller and trashing a hotel room with another porn star in it. but she says she figured it was all tabloid misrepresentation. have you seen him behave in a violent way? >> no, i've never seen chahaie believe violent in any situation. >> reporter: she also swears up and down that she's never seen sheen do drugs, even when she moved into his home in february. what did surprise her, then, she says, is finding another woman there, natalie kenly. a model who once graced the cover of a marijuana magazine. so, you moved in and you find out there's another woman living there, too? >> on the ride over there, his assistant rick says, did charlie th tell you about natty? i was like, who? and i got to the house, and there she is, standing in the kitchen. and she did not look too happy to see me there. >> reporter: was it a tense environment then in the home? >> at times. you could cut the air with a knife sometimes. i felt like i couldn't show charlie the affection and the love that i wanted to show him because of how she would
sleepworld. >>> welcome back. it's 5:42. the bbc says rebecca brooks will testify tomorrow in front of a british parliamentary scandal and lawmakers are expected to grill rupert murdoch. the phone scandal has led to another arrest. london's police chief quit over his links to news of the world scandal. she was released on bail after spending 12 hours in police custody. >> brooks.... >> there is no way a reporter can come in with a kind of salacious page 1 story without an editor saying, who is your source? >> brooks is the tenth person to be arrested. papers are accused of hacking the cellphones of some 4,000 people in search of scoops. >> a new study suggests that when you are riding in car kids are safer riding in grandpa than with their parents. 50% less likely to be injured when grand parents are driving. researchers say they believe older drivers may drive more cautiously than parents do when the grandchildren are on board. >>> gold surges to a new record high. bloomberg business report is coming up. >> $50 investment that could get you a great deal on a bay area home. >>> extr
emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal activity took place. she has insisted she knew nothing about it. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> reporter: those are some of the questions that are certain to be asked on tuesday when brooks, her boss rupert murdoch, and james murdococ son and heir, are scheduled to appear before a committee of the british parliament. now that brooks has been arrested it's not clear that she will appear, and if she does, that she will say anything. >> remember, this will be the first time on tuesday that the people at the s
brooks was arrested, and now all eyes are on james murdock and not so heir apparent, admits to paying $1 million to a soccer star whose phone was illegally hacked. >> there was a particular settlement i authorized and said was made with information that was incomplete. i acted on advice of lawyers within complete investigation. that is a matter of real regret for me. and this could have repercussions in the ugs us, home to more than half of the $33 billion murdock media empire, including fox tv and fox news. >> there is a clause in the regulations for tv stations is that you have to be certified to be of good character. >> tuesday, rupert murdock, james murdock and rebecca brooks will appear before a committee of the british house of commons to answer questions. this is the first time they've spoken about the scandal since it broke. it's certain to be yet another dramatic day here. >> and time for a check of weather. >> there is some bumps up and down this week. we started with sunny skies in the coast and it was a mild day at the coast z now, low clouds and fog are beginning to redevelo
,000 ring to his lady love. former miss texas usa, brooke daniels. she said no but didn't say no to the ring. she still has it. and, yes. now they have a date, not a wedding date but a date in court on friday. looks like roy could learn a few things from aaron who proposed to the lovely amalia on "gma" this past monday. aaron did not get sacked. did you hear the knockout punch? i tried it. you should try to envision it. >>> all right. i love this story. take a look at this outrageous, new toy called the megamouth. and, everybody, hold your comments. it is so hot. it is completely sold out, with kids and adults using it as an inspiring way to tell others to, well, shut theirs. or as dr. evil would say -- >> talk to the hand because the face don't want to hear it anymore. >> exactly. exactly. >>> and finally, "forbes" has put out their list of the highest-paid actresses had hollywood. and topping the list this year, angelina jolie. probably no surprise. and sarah jessica parker. each bringing in a cool $30 million last year. they may walk the red carpet. but they're also rolling in the green.
empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend. and has scotland yard resigning over the failures in the investigation. jeffrey kofman joins us this morning from london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. rupert murdoch's number two arrested. it's fair to say, the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? rupert murdoch has often said he looked on rebekah brooks as his daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed "news of the world," became so toxic, on sunday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arresteteby appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. maybe they're going to arrest somebody else today. >> reporter: as the news tightens, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. he is ac
as a pr consultant. earlier today rebecca brooks ceo of rupert murdoch's empire was arrested over the allegations of news of the world hacking in voice mails. casey anthony is keeping a low profile. just after midnight walking out of jail with her attorney. anth thee said nothing except thank you. she left the court with the shouts of baby killer. anthony's release comes 12 days after the death of her daughter caylee . >>> and the heat wave baking the central u.s. is not going to let up any time soon. heat advisoris and warnings are in place from texas to michigan and everything e everyone is looking for way to beat the heat. texas triple-digits for 15 straight days and forecasters are calling the heat unrelenting and saying no relief is in sight. >> dropping low flood stage and the town of mynot . the river has been above flood stage. breaking a high water record that stood for more than 100 years. flooding damage more than 4,000 homes . a new rule forcing airlines to refund baggage fees when a passenger's luggage is permanently lost. senator charles schumer wants an airline to r
's for them to pay. >> the company then heard from rebecca brooks, former editor of the "news of the world", where the hacking took place, she was arrested over the weekend for her role in that scandal. >> 16 people were arrested nationwide today including some in the bay area in connection with computer attacks by a hacker group. are accused of targeting pay pal in december after the site suspended paims to the whistle blower web site wikileaks. fbi executed 35 search warrants part of the investigation. it's still not known him arrests took place. the suspects range from 20-42, and they face charges of conspiracy and intentional damage to a protected computer. >> and the devil's slide project is now a year behind schedule. bad news for folks in that area, cal trans says crews working on the tunnels encountered soil movement requiring reenforcement work now. is it's going to push the completion until the end of 2012 and up the cost of the project to $350 million job. caltrans hoping to have the tunnels completed by the end of the year. work began in 2007. >> you know it should make most of
away. >> murdoch and son james and rebecca brooks chief executive of the news corp will also be testifying this morning. it's an inquiry into police mediation and possible corruption. >> the state shuttle has left the space station for the last time. the crew of four are due back to earth on thursday morning. it left them with a xhem rat ra active shuttle model and u.s. flag that has flew on first shuttle mission back in 1981. it will mark the end of nasa's 30-year shuttle program. >> heat wave is likely to spread misery to the east coast. 17 states have watches and advisories posted from the texas to the dakotas. it's not a dry heat. >> much of the sheet centered over areas still drying out over massive spring floods. all that water is evaporating adding high humidity to triple-digit misery. three-quarters of texas is in an exceptional drought. here is before the drought. here is what it looks like now. in neighboring oklahoma ponds are drying up forcing farmers to move their fish by hand to save them. parts of oklahoma set a record for water use on saturday. more than 200 m
, everything. >> reporter: in the office, becker also took a picture of a stock stack of brooks written by a self-proclaimed former lesbian. who claims she was able to cure her homosexuality through god. >> i believe god was by my side. calling my name even though i was trapped in this sin. >> on the wall was a personal endorsement from dr. bachmann recommending her book and saying her book spoke a truth that could set people free. >> reporter: becker attended five sessions at the bachmann clinic, charged about $73 for each visit. each session began and ended with a prayer. the american psychological association has told members the idea of converting gays through therapy and prayer, called reparative therapy, is both ineffective and potentially harmful. >> efforts to pray away sexual orientation from the evidence we've seen areunlikely to be effective. now, that's not to say that people can't change their behavior or even change their identity, but changing their sexual orientation, changing that deep part of them about who they're attracted to, which emerges spontaneously in adolescen
-wife brooke mueller. she's admitted to having some drug issues. we sort of detailed that here in the skinny. how she's really been struggling with addictions but wants to be able to take care of her kids. brooke's mom has really stepped in to help take care of these twins. >> someone needs to. >> bree olson, one of the goddesses, said sheen was a great father. >> who really knows what's going on with all of that. >> there you go. you can see e e interview. abcnews.com. pop by if you want to see more of that interview. >> speaking of children. >> yep. >> a little update on the palin clan. i think we talked about this earlier yesterday. this photo basically came out showing brita hansen, who is the wife of sarah palin's eldest son whose name is track. gawker first published this photo showing her very, very pregnant. now they say less than two months after the wedding she is several months pregnant. meaning more than two months. do a little math there, carry the one. >> some people are saying she's like seven, eight months pregnant. >> shotgun. >> seven, eight months along, could be a shotgun
brooks stepping down and dan harris tracking the latest overnight. >> reporter: robin, good morning. it's important to remember that rebekah brooks wasn't just any executive. he referred to her as his daughter. reportedly bought her lavish gifts and often would dine alone at her at a country pub rather than taking power meetings with business leaders or politicians. rebekah brooks worked extremely closely with rupert murdoch for 22 years, including editing the newspaper at the heart of this scandal and then running all of his british newspapers. in stepping down this morning, brooks said she felt a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt. this resignation is the latest in a string of hard hits for murdoch. the 80-year-old titan, the man who in america owns fox news and "the wall street journal." he has remained relatively mum as this scandal has metastasized. but this morning he is now finally speaking out about the scandal involving one of his tabloid papers in england, "the news of the world." accused of bribing police officials and hacking into the phones of everyone
. london police arrested rebecca brooks. she was questioned and released. hours after her arrest london's police chief paul stephenson resigned. he said it was necessary because of his links to a former news world editor that was arrested in the scanda will. brooks and stephenson deny wrongdoing . >> the there is a recommendation against using blood test to detect tuberculosis. the world health organization warn that the tests are dangerous because they are unreliable and produce wrong results. they are a waste of money and time and put proper care at risk. tuberculosis is an infectous lung disease that affects 14 million people world wide. >> a new rule is forcing airlines to refund baggage fees when a passenger's luggage is permanently lost. charles schumer wants the airline to pay back the fees when a bag is delayed or misrouted. senator schumer said if airlines don't voluntarily comply he will introduce a bill to force the issue. baggage fees range from $25 to $100. organizers of aids walk in san francisco said it was a great success and topped the total of 3 million dollars. this i
chief of the papers rebecca brooks resigned today. murdock afollow pol jized to the family of a murdered school girl whose phone was hakd by the tabloid news of the world. >> i was apalled to find out what happened. >> i apologize. >> the scandal is knocked billions off the value of his news corps and torpeedoed plans to take over a major british tv network. >> frightening moments for passengers. two planes collided at logan airport. investigators say the planes bumped before take off. the left wing of the delta clipped the tail section of a smaller delta commuter plane. passengers evacuated from both planes. >> some people were freaking out. the girl next to me was crying and another guy was trying to jump out of the emergency exit. >> the faa and national transportation safety board are both looking into this incident. >> coming up, the surprise bid for bay area-based clorox from one of its own shareholder autos and local students pitching in to weed out plants that could stop an endangered butterfly from thriving. >> the plot to keep potter mania going long after the last film vanishe
of the world," is rebekah brooks, now murdoch's editor in britain. she still has her job, despite calls for a dismissal. she said the paper had to be killed quickly. >> eventually, it will c ce out, why things went wrong and who was responsible. and that will be -- that will be another very, very difficult moment in this company's history. >> reporter: with a comment like that, it is clear the scandal will not be dying with the paper. it's fair to say there's a lot of reporters, managers, politicians and police, wondering if and when they will be facing criminal charges. david? >> jeffrey kofman in london. jeffffy, thank you. >>> while the closing of that british newspaper is the headline dominating the news in london, it's a part of britain making headlines here. the future king and queen are in this country. british royalty meeting hollywood royalty tonight. prince william and kate are in southern california. and abc's bob woodruff is with them in santa barbara this evening. bob, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. yeah. the game has just begun. this is a beautiful spot ri
in the scandal. despite weekend arrest former news of the world editor rebecca brooks will testify before british lawmakers tomorrow. former boss rupert murdoch and son james also appear before the parliament committee. >> back here borders could start shutting down the remaining stores as soon as friday putting more than 10,000 people out of work. earlier this year the book seller shut down 200 stores including this one in alameda. border filed for bankruptcy protection in february but creditor objected to a two 15 million dollar bid to buy the book seller. chain they said would be worth more if it was liquidated. borders is seeking court approval to close 400 stores including 6 in the bay area. the company was hurt by tough competition from on line book sellers as well as discount retailers. >>> state has given amazon okay for voter referendum to kill california 3 week old huh requiring the company to collect sales taxes from customers. amazon insists that the law will hurt the company ability to compete t.at this time is projected to help california collect 200 million dollars a year.
. that is rebekah brooks, who dined with murdoch tonight. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stayed. but murdococmay lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b-sky-b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain consider a near monopoly by murdoch companies. 40% of the papers sold in this country including the fabled "times" and "sunday times" are owned by murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s., he owns two of the most influential newspapers, book publishing, "avatar," his. 20th century fox. fox news and, yes, fox tv, owner of "the simpsons." >> i own 60% of that. >> all right, break it up, boys. >> i suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers, either. >> reporter: news corporation, the company he controls, is headquarteted in new york. his challenge now is to keep the taint that's poisoned his british holdings from infecting his holdings around the world. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >>> we're going to turn now to the brits making headlines her
claimed his two closest lieutenants. rebekah brooks, head of his british newspaper business. and les hinton, head of the dow jones company, and murdoch's right-hand man in the u.s. worked in london at the time of the phone hacking. on tuesday, murdoch and his son, james, will be hauled in front of the cameras for a rare and public questioning by the parliament committee. and across the pond, the fbi is investigating reports that murdoch journalists tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. >> what they aught to be concerned about whether or not the american public gets engaged. if that ever happens, yeah. you really should d art writing newscorp's obituaries. >> reporter: as the scandal continues to grow, so do the stakes. this isn't just about the behavior of rupert murdoch's british newspapers anymore. the scandal is threatening to strike at the very heart of his global media empire. david? >> simon, thank you. >>> back in this country tonight, more behind-the-scenes talks on capitol hill. democrats and republicans still far from agreement on what to do before the deadline to raise
. the editor of murdoch's tainted tabloid, rebekah brooks, arrested. and two top police chiefs, including the head of england's mighty scotland yard, resigned. and, now, a powerful father has to try to protect his son. here is abc's jeffrey kofman. >> reporter: just because they own tv networks doesn't mean the murdochs, father and son, like being on them. but, tomorrow, rupert and james murdoch will be stars of their own version of "dynasty," as they are grilled live by outraged british politicians. >> he worries not just about the company he built -- he didn't inherit this company, he built it. and he's also got to worry about his children, who he assumed would -- and wanted to succeed him. >> reporter: that is looking increasingly unlikely. james murdoch was being groomed to take over from his 80-year-old dad. but he could now face criminal charges. he admits paying two high-profile victims of his newspapers illegal hacking $1 million to keep quiet. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized, and i've said was made with information that was incomplete. >> reporter: this sca
. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was rupert murdoch's prodigy. sunday she went to scotland ya to answer about the phone hacking scandal that occurred when she was editor of news of the world. all along, she's maintained that she's known nothing about the illegal activities about her reporters. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with a salacious, page one stories that the news of the world was running without an editor saying, how did you get that story? who was your source. >> reporter: later in the day, another bombshell, the head of the scotland yard resigning. sir paul stephenson said that he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate of murdoch's journalists. >> i have no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. >> reporter: tuesday, rupert murdoch and his son james are scheduled to appear in front of the british house of commons. it remains to be seen if rupert murdoch can continue to lead his company or even keep it together. todd ant, abc news. >>> now for this morning's weather from around the nation. on top of that scorching heat, look for gusty
"news of world" surfaced and murdoch shut down the 168-year-old paper. lookups for rebecca brooks shot up in the wake of the british prime minister's call for her resignation and the announcement of a public inquiry. another international story captivating folks here at home is the action at the women's world cup in dresden, germany. according to fifa, more than 29 million women around the world play soccer. and if searches are any indication, this tournament is sure to light an even bigger passion for the sport in the u.s. as team usa heads into the final match on sunday against japan, players hope solo, abby wambach, and megan rapinoe are the most-searched team members right now on yahoo!. >>> now to hollywood news and the harry potter frenzy. fans are getting nostalgic at the series draws to a close with the opening of the final movie part 2 of "harry potter and the deathly hallows." searches for the complete list of the movies in order are up 265% right now. people are scouring the web for all kinds of hogwarts merchandise like wands, costumes, , d even a harry potter chess set. >>
engulfing rupert murdoch's media empire. murdoch, his son james and former top lieutenant rebekah brooks who was arrested all set to face what may be their toughest day yet in the scandal. abc's jeffrey kofman has been following the latest and has new developments coming this morning. . >> reporter: and good morning to you, david. it has begun. they're appearing before parliament to answer questions about the scandal that has turned this country upside-down. their reputations now at stake. rupert murdoch began his appearance with an apology. >> this is the most humbled day of my life. i would like to say how sorry i am and how sorry we are. to particularly to the victims of illegal voice mail interceptions. it's of great regret for everybody at news corporation. >> reporter: for this family, everything is at stake. the global media empire rupert murdoch built and his dreams of handing it over to his children. today for the first time since the scandal broke here they will answer questions publicly before british politicians. it is must see tv around the world. a media dynasty on the brink. >
in violence drove him out of the business. so what is going on inside of the illegal operations? ron brooks, leading a drug task force in northern california says there is a connection between illegal growing on public lands and drug gangs based in mexico its not just growers there has got to be a network meaning stash houses and communications. people rent cell phones and drive trucks, people that sell the marijuana for wholesale and retail, people get the money transferred back to mexico, which is where the command and control is for many organizations. you're talking about a very big organization. >> this man talked with athe center for investigative reporting and kque, arrested now cooperating with law enforcement. and tells how grow sites work. >> he's a man they call the lunchman, working as a find of foremen them. run several sites at the same time. [ speaking spanish ]. >> he says he works for a boss that run their businesses like independent franchises. but they aren't big enough to distribute drugs drugs by them selfs so they rely on the cartels the cart yelz distribute california
brooks will also appear for questioning today. >> space shuttle atlantis has left the international space station for the last time. they undocked from the space station late last night, the crew of four are due back on earth sunday morning, they left behind a year's worth of supplies and left the crew with a commemorative shuttle model and u.s. flag that flew on the space shuttle mission in 1981. >>> we were talking last week about it heated up a bit, now, mike? >> he is making us wait, a little step at a time there. >> definitely, baby steps as we talked about and with the cloud hanging around the coast and bay this morning. you may miss out on a warming trend while inland will build on the warmth. let's talk about what happened yesterday real quick and set the stage for today. the low that brought us the clouds is pulling away after bringing a record rainfall amount to eureka of nearly .2 of an inch. winds being calm this morning we don't have much of a breeze on the surface. 13 at sfo, 12 at fairfield. above the surface, marine layer pushing the cloud into our neighborhoods and keepin
of duties. >> murdoch, son james and rebecca brooks, former chief of executive of the newspaper operations will be telephoning this morning about an hour from now. they announced an inquiry into police media relations and possible corruption. >> the spais shuttle left the international space station for the last time. the crew of four are due back on earth thursday morning, left behind a year's worth of supplies and left the space station crew with a shuttle model and u.s. flags that flew on the first shuttle mission. it will mark the end of nasa's 30-year shuttle program. >> heat wave gripping the midwest is likely to spread to the east coast. 17 states have watches and voices posted. and it's not a dry heat. >> much of the heat is centered over areas still drying out after massive spring floods. all that surface water is evaporating adding high humidity to triple-digit humidity. almost three-quarters of texas is in an exceptional drought. here is what it looks like now. in neighboring oklahoma, ponds are drying up forcing farmers to move their fish by hand to save them. parts of oklahoma
shirt. >> streamers with tape. okay. charlie sheen and brooke, his second, now -- actually it's his third ex-wife now -- >> estranged. >> they have recently come to a custody settlement that is kind of eyebrow-raising. can you raise your eyebrow? can you do that thing? >> i can. >> this is what this makes you want to do. hold on. they say they do not have to have any drug testing, either of them. it makes you go, what? >> very responsible parents clearly. >> it seems they have the twins and they should be sober, both of them. apparently they don't have to do drug testing. makes you raise your eyebrow. an id medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying .up to thousands of dollars... out of your own pocket. these are the only medicare supplement insurance plans
's lieutenant, rebecca brooks, who is refusing to resign, is it possible that she didn't know about this as she's saying? >> anything's possible. what i would like to know, what i haven't seen written anywhere, what stories came out from this kind of phone hacking of the kidnapped girl. if stories came out from that phone hacking, andndf the editor of the paper, look at those stories before they said to the reporter, how do you know this or how do you know that, any good editor is supposed to know how reporters get their stories. but, so far, we don't know any of that. >> and, nina, what do you -- what impact do you think this has, not just on murdock's empire but the sort of tabloid culture there and even here, if at all? >> tabloids will never go away. they are part of the history of, at least a western democracy, but, it does show you, when politicians, and the news media, are completely intertwined, not just get i ibed together, bebeuse they've always been in bed together a little bit. but their ownership is intertwined with the power of the press, it can get to be a very dangerous proposit
in britain. rebekah brooks has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of corruption. she was charged with hacking in the phones of murder victims. and stars. murdoch's son is under investigation for covering up the hacking scandal. >>> a california man was arrested for allegedly making death threats against senator barbara boxer. police say that her office received a series of threatening voice messages this week. the 47-year-old man is being held on $500,000 on bail. he will be in court on tuesday. >>> a colorado woman could face jail tame after an argument at an airport check point turned nasty. the 61-year-old is accused of groping a female tsa agent at phoenix's international airport. she refused to go through screening and grabbed the agent's breast. she's facing one felony account of sexual abuse. >>> in what is believed to be a first, a military contingent marched in a gay pride saturday. 200 active duty troops and veterans marched in san diego's parade wearing t-shirts advertising their branch of service. many came out to show their support for ending don't ask, don't tell. >
relations fiasco. he and his son james and rebekah brooks, his shamed lieutenant, will all appear before parliament, and i think you're going to see the modern-day version of a public flogging. it's going to be ugly and his son james himself is not out of hot water y. his son james could face serious charges in this. >> indeed. in the u.s. we're watching this as a drama unfolding involving a very powerful man, but over in the uk it's been called the british watergate. why is that? >> reporter: this is huge. you just cannot underestimate or should i say overestimate the importance of this because the people of britain have discovered something they didn't know, that for the last 30 years murdoch through the power of these papers, and he owns four of the major papers, 40% of the circulation in this country, has been bullying politicians of all parties to follow his political line, and if you didn't, he destroyed you in his papers, and now they're discovering that, and now he has been brought to his knees. >> a huge story on both sides of the pond. jeffrey kofman, thank you. >>> and now to
on television of people jump over the fence, you mentioned that 2,000 mile border. but in fact, a new brookings report has said that for the first time, highly skilled immigrants are outnumbering low skilled or unskilled people coming over here. >> we should have more of them. enormous portion of people receiving advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are from overseas. they come to our wonderful universities. we equip them to add value to our economy and deport them. it's madness. every american advanced degree should come with a green card staples to it. let them stay. to it. let them stayd to i i let them stay. >> on a plit cal level, and a social level, how does this country grapple with that quite startling fact in 2050 it while be a majority minority country? >> i think the changes are not volumed immediately by political change. i've seen it happen in florida. florida has become a demographically different state than is it was in 1962 when i got there. and the political change comes slowly. i was reading whether in california there will be as many hispanic
faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was editor a decade ago when many of the alleged crimes were committed. she gets to keep her job. and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: as s e ultimate boss, james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks and james murdoch knew about it or not, they're still responsible for what goes on their watch. it only adds to the misery that rupert murdoch's got to deal with this week. >> reporter: this scandal is rippling across the u.s. according to a rival tabloid, "the daily mirror," they tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victims. apparently it didn't work. >> jeffery, thanks so much. >>> you know, we all know that driving while texting or talking on a cell phone is a dangerous behavior, shown in study after study. many still do it. is there any way t
like you've never seen them before. we talked about charlie sheen's ex brooke mueller. she's had a lot of struggles with drugs and alcohol. she went to rehab then had a relapse. she was going to mexico to get this special drug ibogaine. apparently she couldn't get on the plane, though, when she went to go to the mexican rehab because she couldn't find her passport. so that is to bebeontinued. they're trying to get her an emergency passport so she can get to that rehab. >> lots of rumors there about katy perry and russell brand breaking up. apparently katy went on to twitter and said, do not believe it, we're just fine, and the marriage apparently is solid. she went out there and wrote what you see there on your screen. privacy is our luxury, we don't need to flaunt our relationship. basically is what she said. >>> here are somome stories to watch today on abc news. the military psychiatrist charged in the 2009 ft. hood shootings is due in court this afternoon for arraignment. nidal malik hasan is accused of killing 13 people. >>> american airlines is expected to announce it's ordering
their job, when the paper folds this weekend, not rebecca brooks, even though she was the other editor during the era of dirty tricks. >> it was reported she offered her resignatatn. and in this situation i would have taken it. >> reporter: her outspoken boss, rupert murdoch, who is in idaho this week, is standing by her. do you walk thisisast all the time? >> i do when i'm running away from you guys. >> reporter: but murdoch can't run away from the reality that his global empire has been exposed to things so deep, so shocking, despite its 168-year history, he is shutting it down for good. >> it is clear that "news of the world" as owned and managed by rupert murdoch was a criminal organization. >> reporter: the sunday tabloid was hated by celebrities, politicians, even the royals for its relentless pursuit of sensational stories. remember the duchess of york caught trying to sell access to prince andrew? david beckham's secret affair? stories that made it hugely popular with readers and hugely profitable for murdoch. that changed this week with revelations that the paper hacked the vo
and brooke shields and has two admitted illegitimate kids. >> if her royal fiancee were to believe moments before their wedding, i think the summer runaway bride would definitely be the new black. that would have had huge, epic, massive consequences. i think the world would have tilted in its axis. >> reporter: wittstock, a former olympic swimmer, has been dating the prince for five years. any recent hints of nerves or discord? cnn just aired this recent interview. >> i'm fine. i haven't got any problems so far. but everything seems to be going really well and i'm excited and can't wait.. >> reporter: and tv guide's rly steele caught up with her recently. >> are you excited about your upcoming wedding. >> oh, yeah, i think any woman would be. >> i just spoke with a close friend of prince albert's a a all is well. >> reporter: maybe some jitters at the prospect of 3,500 guests, marrying into royalty and marrying one of the world's most eligible and wayward bachelors. now, this wedding is so fancy there are two ceremonies, in a church tomorrow and in just 3 1/2 hours from now, a civil ceremo
it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. who dined with murdoch. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stayed. but murdoch may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in britain have considered to be a near monopoly by murdoch companies. 40% of the papers sold in this country, including the fabled "times" and "sunday times" are owned by murdoch companies. his holdings stretch around the world. in the u.s. he owns two of the most influential newspapers. book publishing. avatar, his. 20th century fox. fox news. and yes, fox tv. owner of "the simpsons." >> i own 60% of that, nitwit! >> all right, break it up, boys. >> i suppose you don't like tabloid newspapers either. >> reporter: news corporation, the company he controls, is headquartered in new york. his challenge now is to keep the taint that's poisoned his british holdings from infecting his holdings arou
of widespread telephone hacking by "news of the world." both men deny wrongdoing. sunday, rebekah brooks, former "news of the world" editor, was arrested. now all eyes are on james murdoch, rupert murdoch's son and not so heir apparent. he admits to paying $1 million to a soccer star whose phone was illegally hacked. settlement that i authorized and i've said was made with information that was incomplete. i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with incomplete investigation. that's a matter of real regret for me personally. >> reporter: the scandal could have repercussions in the u.s. home to more than half of the $33 billion murdoch media empire that includes fox tv and fox news. >> there is a moral turpitude clause in the fcc regulations for tv stations, which is that you have to be certified to be of good character. >> reporter: tuesday, rupert murdoch, james murdoch and rebekah brooks will all appear before a committee at the british house of commons to answer questions. this is the first time they'll have spoken about this scandal since it broke two
, and rebekah brooks, once headed "news of the world," they expect them to testify next tuesday and they may respond later today to those charges. >> if you can imagine if this is extended here to the u.s. lots of people here in new york read "the post," which is murdoch-owned as well. this is a big disappointment to him to have this deal fall through with sky television, of course. definitely affecting his business. >>> washington state authorities are now outraged over a legal loophole that is allowing an admitted child molester to watch child porn while he's in jail. gilbert is acting as his other than attorney in the case. that means he's entitled to review the evidence. that evidence includes more than 100 videos seized from his own home showing gilbert's acts of abuse. child advocates say that it's like victims are being victimized all over again. >>> now to a phone bill scam that's bilking millions of americans every month. they're unknowingly dishing out money for bogus fees tacked onto their bills. and some of the biggest phone companies are not only letting it happen but getting a
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